Bitcoin’s jump to $55.3K filled the market with euphoria, partially eclipsing Ethereum’s 5% gains in two days. As the main altcoin moved more slowly to the north, the expectation of a slow and steady rally grew in the market.
Ethereum, at the time of printing, was trading at $3,540, with daily gains of 1.23% versus gains of 5.73% for BTC. However, there were signs that history was repeating itself. So it seemed likely that ETH’s price would skyrocket on the charts.
Ethereum Fractal May Raise Prices
Fractals are useful indicators to identify turning points in the market. They are often used to identify the direction the price will move. Interestingly, Ethereum saw a fractal indicator in 2017 that included four technical patterns that increased the price of ETH by 7,000%.
The pseudonym analyst Jaydee_757 first saw the Etherum fractal and pointed out that the same set of bullish indicators flashed again in 2021.
In 2017, a bullish auction price structure pushed ETH’s monthly RSI into an extreme overbought zone above 94. This triggered a short-term sideways consolidation, lowered the RSI reading and, in turn, a correction in the Stochastic RSI.
However, in late 2017, the Stochastic RSI passed and became bullish with its blue line crossing the saffron line. This crossing between the %K and %D lines further reinforced the bullish search, giving way to 5x gains.
By January 2018, the value of altcoin had risen another 500%, closing above $1,200. It coincided with the RSI, forming a double top.
In particular, Ethereum seemed to reflect the same fractal movements as 2017 when it entered the fourth quarter of 2021. A strange similarity can be seen in the 2017 and 2021 RSI structures, as they both experienced a double top and are oversold in the market. . monthly chart.
After the bullish hammer blow, the price of ETH increased 70 times in just six months. In the longer term, the alt rose 3,400% to hit $4,300, 16 months after painting a bullish RSI crossover.
This is what the metrics tell us
Ethereum’s NVT index reached its highest value since February 2020 on October 4th. These high NVT values indicate that the network value exceeded the value transferred to the network.
While this often involves a price bubble, in the case of ETH it can represent legitimate stages of growth.